Welcome to the School of History

With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

For a full list staff and their areas of expertise please click here. Students are encouraged over a four year course to explore their interests before focussing in the final two years on specialist pathways. For our range of Undergraduate course please see here. We also offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level from Environmental History to the History of the Book. For the full range of our programmes see here.


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Honours Advising September 2017

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PG Skills Training
Thurs, 19 October
Prof Frances Andrews
Writing grant applications
10.00 am, Old Class Library, St John's House

Institute of Scottish Historical Research
Thurs, 19 October
Dr Linsey Hunter
(University of the Highlands and Islands)

‘#Medieval?: 19th Century Highland Castle Architectural Aesthetics and 21st Century Digital Responses’
5.30 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Early Modern and Reformation
500th Anniversary of the posting of Luther’s ‘Ninety-Five Theses’
Public Lecture

Tues, 24 October
Dr Bridget Heal (St Andrews University)
‘Luther and the Arts’
5.30 pm, Parliament Hall

Late Modern
Mon, 30 October

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (University of Southern California)
Toward a Cultural History of the Age of Revolution
5.15 pm, Rm 1.10, St Katharine's Lodge

Mediaeval Studies
Mon, 30 October
Justine Firnhaber-Baker (St Andrews)
The Monks and the Masses: Peasant (non)Politics in Northern France before the Black Death
5.15 pm, Parliament Hall, South Street

Mediaeval Postgraduate Forum
Wed, 1 November
Fran Murray

Beyond Ritual: Royal Weeping in the Ottonian Reich
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room

Institute of Intellectual History Joint seminar with St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies 
Mon, 6 November
Janet Coleman (LSE)
‘Reflections on the Self Itself: in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and what happened next?’
5.15 pm, Old Class Library, St John’s House

For full information about the seminar programme please click here